MATCHUP: Washington State Cougars (9-12, 4-6 Pac-12) at Colorado Buffaloes (12-9, 2-8 Pac-12)
GAME TIME: Friday, 6 p.m., at Coors Events Center in Boulder
BROADCAST: TV — Pac-12 Networks. Radio — ESPN 1600 AM
COACHES: Colorado — JR Payne, 1st season (12-9 at CU; 113-122 career). Washington State - June Daugherty, 10th season (113-189; 426-403 career).
LEADERS: Colorado — Scoring: G Kennedy Leonard, So., 18.3 ppg; Rebounding: F Haley Smith, Sr., 5.9 rpg; Assists: Leonard, 5.6 apg. Washington State — Scoring: G Chanelle Molina, Fr., 12.8 ppg; Rebounding: F Nike McClure, So., 5.5 rpg; Assists: Molina, 3.7 apg.
NOTABLE: This is the first game of a weekend set at home, as the Buffs will also host No. 10 Washington on Sunday. ... Washington State leads the series, 6-4, but CU is 3-2 against the Cougars in Boulder. ... CU is 9-0 this season when holding the opponent below 40 percent shooting. Washington State is last in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage at 39.6, including 37.7 percent in Pac-12 play. ... CU is last in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage (33.8) and field-goal percentage defense (allowing 44.2 percent) during conference play. ... Smith has averaged 6.8 rebounds in conference games. ... Of the 14 players on WSU's roster, eight are from outside the United States, and two from Hawai'i. ... Both head coaches have their husbands serving as assistants.